Zelophehad’s Daughters

On Ignorance and Offense (includes FREE Bonus Discussion of Infertility!)

Posted by Eve

Patricia’s excellent series of posts about her experiences with her daughter Mattea over at T&S have got me thinking again about ignorance and offense. I don’t want to presume to compare Patricia’s experiences (which she rightly terms “unbelievable”) with my own, but I suspect all of us have experienced the hurt and frustration of blithely […]

Posted by ZD

Math, home teaching, and the Simpsons–all in one post!

‘Nacle Numbers: The Commenters [updated]

Posted by Ziff

Who was the most prolific commenter of 2007?

Posted by ZD

Praying for lower gas prices

Posted by ZD

BiV on Mormon Feminist Blogging

Can Women Be Exalted?

Posted by Lynnette

One of the questions which came up in my post last fall about my reservations concerning the doctrine of Heavenly Mother was that of female exaltation more generally. It’s an issue that’s been at the back of my mind ever since. The discussion on my recent poll about the Celestial Kingdom inspired me to re-visit […]

God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways

Posted by Seraphine

This post was inspired by the CK debate happening here. I’ll confess that I find a certain amount of comfort in the idea that God is in some ways a different kind of being than we are. Humans, for all their beauty, are kind of messed up sometimes, and I love the idea that there […]

Something Different in the First Presidency Letter?

Posted by Ziff

Yesterday a letter from the First Presidency was read in my ward’s sacrament meeting. It sounded like the standard letter that’s sent every so often asking members to please not write to Salt Lake about our concerns but instead to talk to our bishops or branch presidents. But at the end I thought I heard […]

Do You Want to Go to the Celestial Kingdom?

Posted by Lynnette

n Do you want to go to the Celestial Kingdom? Of course–what could be better? Probably, though I have some reservations It’s iffy; I might want it but I’m not sure Doubtful; it doesn’t sound all that great Nope; I’d rather be somewhere else Other View Results I have to admit that I’ve never been […]

Contemporary Mormonism and the Magic General Authority

Posted by Eve

Because I have polygamous pioneer ancestors and am therefore related to an immoderate number of other Mormons, and because I grew up in Utah, attended BYU, and spent two months in the MTC, I’ve experienced more than my fair share of General Authority sightings. None were spectacular or even particularly personal, so “encounters” would be […]

When Objects Attack!: Struggling with Domesticity

Posted by Seraphine

When I’m living on my own, my house is very often a disaster. I only have a limited amount of time and energy, and for me, making sure that I fulfill my teaching and other life responsibilities is more important than whether or not my house is in order. No one except my fiance and […]

Mormon Aesthetics on the Runway

Posted by Kiskilili

Architecturally, our roots seem deeply planted in low church sensibilities, at least when it comes to chapels. No stained glass windows anywhere in sight for us; no gilded reliquaries, stations of the cross, imposing statues, or pictures of any kind adorn our chapel walls. Our meeting houses are modest, simple, functional, and spartan. Nothing that […]

‘Nacle Numbers 2007, Part 3

Posted by Ziff

The longest bloggernacle post of 2007 that I could find was Kevin Barney’s “On Elkenah as Canaanite El” at BCC, which was 9072 words.

Posted by ZD

Exponent II is now online for free

Posted by ZD

If you didn’t like our satire, maybe you’ll like this entertaining one: Children Who Know

Posted by ZD

ZD wins best small blog (did someone stuff the ballot box?)

The Challenge of Finishing Posts

Posted by Lynnette

Those who read ZD regularly have doubtless noticed that we’re not always the best at consistently publishing new material. This is probably due to a number of life factors, such as family, work, and academic obligations, or the need to watch entire seasons of television shows from Netflix. But whatever else may lie behind our […]

World Autism Day

Posted by Vada

When it rains, it pours. I’d just like to apologize to my fellow bloggers for putting up a third post today, and encourage you to scroll down and read their wonderful posts as well. Today, April 2, is the first world autism awareness day. Many people are doing walks or other fundraisers for autism, and […]

Please Don’t Feed the Snoofs: An Anti-Paternalistic Screed

Posted by Eve

A couple of years ago, in the middle of an intense, protracted, hilarity-inflected conversation, my sister Kiskilili invented the term “snoof” to designate the imaginary beings sometimes posited mid-argument to bolster the claim that ________* is harmful. The snoof-positer isn’t herself harmed by ________. She’s too intelligent, too intellectually sophisticated to be hurt by ________ […]

How Many Books at a Time?

Posted by Kiskilili

After a catastrophic experience last Christmas involving shopping cartfuls of books being lugged through snowbanks, I promised myself I would never check out more than 100 library books at a time again. But I don’t seem to have figured out what the happy medium is when it comes to reading. How many books can one […]